Category: RV Chassis Information

Improving Motorhome Hydraulic Brakes

RV hydraulic brakes — a little maintenance makes a big difference. Maintenance on motorhomes can differ from your daily driver due to the infrequency of use and the age of the vehicle. While your car is used pretty well on a daily basis, the same is not true with most motorhomes. Also, unlike an automobile,
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Passive Steering on Diesel Pusher Tag Axles

Passive steering on motorhome tag axles. Many larger diesel pushers made today are equipped with tag axles. This is a third axle having single wheels at each side that resides behind the dual wheeled drive axle. This feature increases the carrying capacity to help meet the heavier optioned coaches. They also can reduce the weight distributed
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Diesel Pushers — How Much HP is Enough?

Diesel pushers require pretty brawny engines. So how much horsepower is enough? This is a common question often appearing in RV forums in regard to diesel pushers. Well, there are six common Cummins engines and several Caterpillar that can be found in diesel pushers made in the last decade. They range in size from 6.7
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Bead Balancing RV Tires

The need to balance automobile wheels whenever the tires are replaced is a necessity for smooth operation. That same principle exists for large RV wheels, even though they rotate at a much slower rate.  While the standard lead weights that fasten to the edge of the rim are still used, a newer method is being
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